Social Science Doctoral Training Centre Conference
  • Robbins Conference Centre

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The Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) will be holding a one-day conference to bring together social science PhD students from across the University. 

The conference aims to:

  • provide networking opportunities for doctoral students
  • promote cross-disciplinary thinking
  • identify common experiences and training needs.

There will also be opportunities to learn about the role of the DTC and to help plan its activities for the year ahead.


11:00-11:15 - Introduction to the Social Science DTC (Dr Richard Yarwood)
11:15-12:00 - Social Science Research at Plymouth University: a summary of what PhD research is happening in the DTC's constituent schools/subjects
12:00-13:00 - Research 'speed dating': a chance to hold short cross-disciplinary conversations with other postgraduates
13:00-13:45 - Lunch and poster discussions
13:45-14:15 - Research impact: getting the most from your PhD (Dr Lucy Davies, Plymouth University Research Impact and Quality Officer)
14:15-14:30 - World cafĂ©: the social science postgraduate experience - cross-disciplinary breakout groups to identify issues and common training needs in the DTC
14:30 - Close (Dr Richard Yarwood)

Please register attendance (by 11 June) via the above link or email: for further information. If you would like to display a poster of your work, please indicate this on the registration form.

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